What to do over the Christmas holiday

What to do over the Christmas holiday

So you approaching the end of term and the holidays are under way. Time to relax. Well yes it is. In a way. But I have a brief piece of advice for this time of year. If your work is running to plan, then all you need to do is stick to your plan. If you included in...
Getting ready for university: Reflect

Getting ready for university: Reflect

So having covered how to prepare for university, I move to the “reflect” part of the model. As humans, we are driven to seek out meaning and purpose in life and your choice to go to university should be closely related to both of these. And I recommend you...
Getting ready for university – “prepare”

Getting ready for university – “prepare”

This is the model I use to show the elements you should be working on as you start at university for the first time: I will cover the “prepare” stage in this blog and further blogs will cover the “reflect” and “ask” stages. A place...
The differences between school and uni

The differences between school and uni

It doesn’t matter if you are coming to university from school, college or after a break,  there is quite a big change in the way it works to your experience to date. In this blog I will briefly point out the key differences. Understanding these will save you time and...
Party on dudes!

Party on dudes!

Well actually not! Have fun, go out, play sport, join a club, go for coffee, chat, snooze, go to the cinema. But pace yourself! You need to learn how to discipline yourself so you are ready for lectures. I’ve talked about balance in other blogs and will repeat...
Fun

Fun

So a quick word about fun. Yes your studies should be fun. But… well you know what I mean! Don’t feel you have to go to EVERY party. I have seen time and time again students get carried away by freshers week and carry on partying for weeks and suddenly find it...